Is HIIT More Effective On An Empty Stomach?


Summary

Most people who perform HIIT don’t support their workout with the proper nutrition. Today we clear up the fog surrounding what you should do with your diet and supplements to make the most of high intensity interval training.


Most people who perform HIIT don’t support their workout with the proper nutrition. Today we clear up the fog surrounding what you should do with your diet and supplements to make the most of high intensity interval training.

Following today’s tips you will be able to get much more from your sessions and will notice massively increased fat loss results. [youtube:N05dOOBVl1Q;Today\’s video shows some proven nutrition for [link:HIIT] exercise.;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N05dOOBVl1Q&feature=related]

One of the most common myths in the gym is training on an empty stomach. When it comes to fat loss this is actually yesterday’s advice. In the last ten years there have been countless scientific studies which have shown that you can gain far more from a workout if you get the right nutrients into your body before you hit the gym.

This form of cardio is still relatively new to the regular gym user, but has been used by athletes for the biggest part of three decades, so while the majority of trainers are already aware that nutrition needs to be changed when working with interval training, the regular gym goer sometimes gets stuck in the wrong way of thinking.

Today’s article will focus mainly on people looking towards the fat loss benefits from high intensity interval training. There are two very important keys here, which are:

* Most people perform their workout on an empty stomach and consume their protein or other supplements after they have finished in the gym. Research actually shows that you can far greater fat loss results if you also pop in a protein shake around twenty minutes before your session, particularly with high intensity cardio sessions.

* In an age of hyped up pre-workout supplements which claim to push you to a harder workout in the gym, the best pre-workout supplement you can possibly take is actually good old Essential Amino Acids. That’s right. No hype, but studies show that these are far more effective than any caffeine supplement as they actually help you hang on to lean muscle and work very well with your pre-workout protein shake, too.

There are two sides to the workout window, and those folks who insist on only feeding their body after a session are missing out on some great results. Ensure you hit your next high intensity level training fully prepared with protein and essential amino acids.

Studies also show that individuals who use essential amino acids get more from them when consumed before a workout as opposed to after. One particularly useful experiment showed us that our body is able to use up to 42% of this supplement if taken prior to a big gym session, compared to just 16% when taken afterwards.

And that concludes today’s lesson, guys and girls. These two simple rules will go a long way to increase your HIIT performance and help you smash through the fat loss barrier. Be sure to look after your pre-workout nutrition as well as your post-workout nutrition and you will be shocked at how much your results improve overall.

About the author: Russ Howe is a certified and established Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach. Before you get lost with your diet, be sure to also watch our free video guide to HIIT nutrition today.